Nudity. Wars. Dragons. Oversize egos. General displays of badassery: These are the things Game of Thrones is known for. But there's one particular aspect of the HBO show that can be appreciated by beauty lovers: the excellent braids. Worn in ponytails, half-ponies, buns, crowns, boho styles, and more, the ladies (and gentlemen) of the Seven Kingdoms are masters in hair plaits. On a functional level, it keeps hair out of their faces when fighting battles, eating raw horse hearts, or participating in activities with whores. On an aesthetic level, they are damn pretty. Now that the season finale is over, let us help you overcome your Game of Thrones withdrawal. Click through the slideshow to see some of the best braids that have been shown thus far in all three seasons (There are plenty of spoilers ahead.)BEGIN SLIDESHOW
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